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This 'Thor' Ad Featuring Loki Arguing With Kids Is Absolutely Brilliant

Marketing for a film doesn't get much better — or creative — than this.<p>Comedy Central put together an ad which mirrors one of those AT&T open forum commercials with kids. In place of "Saturday Night Live" actor Beck Bennett, Tom Hiddleston fills in as mischievous Loki to ask children a very …

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Top 10 superhero movies

10. Iron Man 3<p>Shane Black's jagged-edged debut in the Marvel hotseat might easily have been a by-the-numbers "threequel", especially with star Robert Downey Jr out of contract and The Avengers' stupendous box office success a year earlier. Instead, the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang director delivered the …

Supercapacitor: Today's energy revolution

November 04, 2013 | 7:30 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/11/04/tech/supercapacitor-todays-energy-revolution/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

No More Apologies: Why Obama Has to Get Mad About His Broken Obamacare Websites

When the Obamacare website debuted on Oct. 1, Barack Obama walked into the Rose Garden and compared it to Amazon.com, Kayak.com and the iPhone. …

Batman vs Superman movie 'to start shooting this weekend'

The highly-anticipated sequel to superhero reboot Man of Steel, widely dubbed "Superman vs Batman" is about to start shooting, according to reports. A real-life college football game in Los Angeles this weekend will be co-opted by director Zack Snyder for a big screen match between teams from his …

'I won't ever understand it': Kin of fallen express grief, anger over death benefits

<i>By Tony Dokoupil, Senior Writer, NBC News</i><p>Grieving families of fallen U.S. service members are expressing outrage over a lapse in government benefits designed to help them pay for funeral costs or travel to meet the flag-draped coffins of their loved ones.<p>“The government is hurting the wrong …

The National Ignition Facility Just Got Way Closer To Fusion Power

In a major first, an experiment in the California lab got more energy out of its fuel than went into the fuel. We're one step closer to ignition, when the reaction becomes self-sustaining.<p>Researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California …

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A Brief History of Stupid Book Bans, from Twelfth Night to Where’s Waldo?

Ralph Ellison’s <i>Invisible Man</i> has just been banned in school libraries in one North Carolina county. The 1952 novel about a man who seems to have …

Mad Scientist 101: A New MIT Class Aims To Turn Science Fiction Tech Into The Real Thing

Scientists and engineers, as a whole, love science fiction. At a recent technology conference I went to, a sedate collection of engineers suddenly jumped into animated discussion when one said <i>Star Trek</i>‘s teleporter would be impossible. Now a new college class is devoted to turning science fiction …

Let This Gorgeous Chart From 1944 Teach You About Electromagnetic Radiation

Everything you need to know about electromagnetic waves in one poster<p>Reflection, refraction, diffraction, oh my! Dive into the wonderful world of electromagnetic radiation--i.e., the energy that travels through space in waves, like x-rays, microwaves and good old visible light.<p>Lawrence Livermore …

The Message Voyager 1 Carries for Alien Civilizations

The "Golden Record" aboard the interstellar spacecraft is a time capsule of humanity, sent from 1977 to the distant future.<p>The year was 1977. Jimmy Carter was president. Rod Stewart topped the <i>Billboard</i> chart with "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)." The economy was recovering from recession. …

World's First 'Invisible' Skyscraper Is Not Made Of Metamaterials, Sadly

Still really weird and cool, though<p>We've long been interested in the progression of invisibility, which, for us, usually relies on crazy foundations like metamaterials. So when we heard that U.S.-based GDS Architects was working on an <i>invisible skyscraper</i> in South Korea, our ears perked up. Turns …

Motorola Bashes Apple's iPhone Fingerprint Reader, Forgets It Sold One First

Motorola’s social media team seems awfully concerned about its customers fingers. Maybe they should more concerned about where they’re pointing their own.<p>A tweet posted Tuesday from the account of Motorola Mobility, now owned by Google, seemed to take a potshot at Apple‘s newly-released iPhone 5s, …

Cota By Ossia Aims To Drive A Wireless Power Revolution And Change How We Think About Charging

Wireless power. It’s less sci-fi sounding than it once was, thanks to induction charging like that based on the Qi standard, but that’s still a tech that essentially requires contact, if not incredibly close proximity. Magnetic resonance is another means to achieve wireless power, and perfect for …

What If Quentin Tarantino Wrote Classic Disney Movies for Samuel L. Jackson?

The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico

In anticipation of the new season of Breaking Bad, Nick Romeo travels to New Mexico to separate fact from fiction about the meth trade in New Mexico. …

Here's What Happens When You Put Flaming-Hot Nickel On Gummy Bears

Your burning question, answered<p>Might want to set aside an hour or so to watch this video several times. The mad geniuses at YouTube channel carsandwater, who've captured some pretty amazing footage of stuff being burned by a Red Hot Nickel Ball, have taken the RHNB mechanism to the heads of …

New Clues To Why Some Autistic Kids Are So Good At Math

Differences in cognitive organization turns some people with autism into math whizzes.<p>Though children with autism spectrum disorder often have difficulty with social interaction and communication, they're also much more likely to be savants--to show extraordinary skill in a particular area, like …

Modern Seaweed House Inspired by Traditional Techniques

On an island where trees were scarce, crafty locals made use of an abundant, yet highly unusual building material: seaweed. Naturally insulating, …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

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Researchers Successfully Implant Mice With False Memories

So it is possible.<p>Call it cool or just plain creepy: Memory researchers from U.S. and Japan have, for the first time, implanted false memories into a lab animal.<p>The researchers made mice believe that they had once received electrical shocks in their feet while sitting in a certain little chamber, …

Halliburton admits destroying Gulf oil spill evidence

Company will plead guilty to a criminal charge in Deepwater Horizon disaster.<p>Halliburton has admitted destroying evidence in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and will plead guilty to a criminal charge, the Justice Department announced Thursday.<p>Under the plea agreement, …

15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber …

This Scary Giant Black Jellyfish Is Stinging Swimmers In Southern California

It's got a three-foot bell and a whopping 20-foot-long body. Eeeep.<p>Reports coming out of Orange County, in Southern California, suggest that a rare giant jellyfish, only recently discovered, is invading beaches and stinging swimmers. On July 4th, swimmers in Laguna Beach, a beach town famous as a …

First Official Look at Electro in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' – /Film

We’ll almost certainly see a teaser trailer for <b>Marc Webb</b>‘s <b>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</b> next week at Comic Con, but for now here’s the first official shot …

Nintendo's Power Glove Is Getting A Documentary

The vintage gaming accessory is finding life after death.<p>Released back in 1989, the Power Glove was a motion-control accessory for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The concept: wave your hand, and stuff on-screen would move. Fun!<p>Except it wasn't fun. The Power Glove was critically despised for …

Synthetic Drug 'Bath Salts' Trumps Methamphetamine In Addictiveness, Study Finds

The infamous drug bath salts, which rose to notoriety the last year, now has some even stronger evidence to its mighty addictiveness. A new study finds that the active ingredient in the drug trumps even the most addictive substances we know, namely methamphetamine. The study, using rats who became …

SF jetliner crash kills 2, seriously injures 49

Scramble for answers after SFO jet crash kills 2, seriously injures 49<p>It happened with almost no warning.<p>One minute, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was making a seemingly routine approach to San Francisco International Airport on a calm, clear Saturday morning after an 11-hour flight from Seoul. …

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How To Build Your Own DIY Water Blaster

Grab some PVC pipes and other supplies, then get ready to fire.<p>Materials<p>2-inch-by-24-inch Schedule 40 PVC pipe<br>• 1¼-inch-by-24-inch PVC pipe<br>• Two 2-inch PVC caps<br>• Two 1¼-inch PVC caps<br>• 1¼-inch PVC coupler<br>• Buna-N 1.6-inch ID by 0.21-inch CS O-ring<br>• PVC glue (8 ounces is plenty)<br>• Tube of waterproof silicone …